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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Resources for Leaders Managing Corporate Culture

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The following materials help organizations understand how to manage culture for ethics. Ethics are the conditions that support human flourishing. To create conditions that allow for employees to thrive, there are practices leaders in organizations can follow. Ethics and mission are inextricably linked. Ethical behavior in an organization is behavior that aligns with the organization’s mission and purpose, and prioritizes the interests the organization exists to serve. These resources are a starting point for managers who want to create a healthy organizational culture.

How to build healthy organizations
Navigate here to Cultural Humility: A Leadership Virtue

Best Practices for Creating an Inclusive Culture Grounded in Employee Experience

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Navigate here to Ethics By Design: Culture Management

A Guide to Managing Your Culture for Ethics

Navigate here to AI In the Service of Humanity

Framework for Workforce Well-Being in an AI-Integrated Workplace

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Navigate here to The Practice of Ethical Leadership

A model for exploring an ethical leadership practice.

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Navigate here to Defining Healthy Organizational Culture

Using research that defines mental health in human beings, we can develop a definition of healthy organizational culture.

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Navigate here to Culture Self-Assessment Practice

Culture Self-Assessment Practice recommends approaches to evaluating culture for ethics within companies and other types of organizations. The materials are designed to engage a cross-section of leaders from various disciplines.

Navigate here to Customize Your Mission

A mission statement serves as a standard for ethical decision-making to guide individuals and organizations.

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Navigate here to Cases on Culture

A list of case studies and tools related to culture.

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Navigate here to Articles on Culture

A selection of articles pertaining to culture.

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Navigate here to Recaps of Panel Discussions

Recaps of presentations and panel conversations on topics relating to culture.

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Navigate here to Diversity Dialogues

Diversity and inclusion problems in organizations are solvable if the issues are considered as ethical dilemmas. Explore resources on diversity and inclusion.

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Navigate here to Commentary on Culture

A selection of perspectives on culture from Ethics Center blogs; Benison: The Practice of Ethical Leadership, and All About Ethics.

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Navigate here to Other Resources

Additional resources on culture related topics.